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VIII. The blessing of Moses 33:1-29
A. The introductory word vv. 1-5
Deut. 33 :1 33:1 And this is the 1blessing with which Moses, the aman of God, blessed the children of Israel before his death.
Deut. 33 :2 33:2 And he said,
Jehovah came from aSinai,
And He dawned upon them from Seir;
He shined forth from Mount Paran,
And He approached from the bmyriads of holy ones;
From His right hand a fiery claw went out to them.
Deut. 33 :3 33:3 Indeed, He aloves the people.
All His bsaints were in Your hand,
And they sat down at Your cfeet;
Everyone receives of Your words.
Deut. 33 :4 33:4 aMoses commanded us a law,
A possession of the congregation of Jacob.
Deut. 33 :5 33:5 And He was King in aJeshurun,
When the heads of the people gathered themselves,
The tribes of Israel together.
B. The blessing vv. 6-25
Deut. 33 :6 33:6 aMay 1Reuben live and not die,
Nor his men be few.
Deut. 33 :7 33:7 And this is the blessing concerning Judah; and he said,
Hear, O Jehovah, the voice of Judah,
And 1bring him to his people.
With his hands he contended for them;
And may You be a help against his 2adversaries.
Deut. 33 :8 33:8 And concerning Levi he said,
May Your Thummim and aUrim be with 1Your faithful man,
Whom You tested at Massah,
With whom You contended at the waters of bMeribah
Deut. 33 :9 33:9 He who said of his afather and mother,
I do not 1regard him;
And his bbrothers he did not acknowledge,
And his children he did not recognize;
For they have kept Your speaking
And have guarded Your ccovenant.
Deut. 33 :10 33:10 They shall show Jacob Your ordinances,
And Israel Your law;
They shall put aincense before Your nostrils
And whole burnt offerings upon Your altar.
Deut. 33 :11 33:11 Bless, O Jehovah, his 1might,
And the work of his hands accept;
Wound thoroughly the loins of those who rise up against him
And of those who hate him, that they may not rise up again.
Deut. 33 :12 33:12 Concerning Benjamin he said,
The beloved of Jehovah shall dwell securely beside Him;
Jehovah shall cover over him all the day,
And He shall adwell between his shoulders.
Deut. 33 :13 33:13 And concerning Joseph he said,
May his land be ablessed of Jehovah
With the choicest things of heaven, with the bdew
And with the deep waters that couch beneath;
Deut. 33 :14 33:14 With the choicest of the crops of the sun,
And with the choicest of the yield of the 1moons;
Deut. 33 :15 33:15 With the top of the ancient amountains,
And with the choicest things of the eternal hills;
Deut. 33 :16 33:16 With the choicest things of the earth, and the fullness thereof,
And the favor of Him who dwelt in the athornbush.
May they come upon the head of Joseph,
And upon the top of the head of him who is separated among his brothers.
Deut. 33 :17 33:17 Like his firstborn ox, he has majesty;
And his horns are the ahorns of the wild ox;
With them he shall drive peoples
To the ends of the earth together.
Those are the ten thousands of 1Ephraim;
And those the thousands of 1Manasseh.
Deut. 33 :18 33:18 And concerning Zebulun he said,
Rejoice, Zebulun, for your 1going forth,
And Issachar, for your tents!
Deut. 33 :19 33:19 They shall call peoples to the amountain;
There they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness;
For they shall suck the abundance of the seas
And the hidden treasures of the sand.
Deut. 33 :20 33:20 And concerning Gad he
Blessed be He who enlarges Gad.
He dwells as a lioness,
And tears off the arm, yea, even the top of the head.
Deut. 33 :21 33:21 And he provided the afirst part for himself,
For there the portion of a 1lawgiver is reserved;
And he came with the heads of the people;
He executed the righteousness of Jehovah
And His judgments with Israel.
Deut. 33 :22 33:22 And concerning Dan he said,
Dan is a lion’s whelp
That leaps forth from aBashan.
Deut. 33 :23 33:23 And concerning Naphtali he said,
O Naphtali, satisfied with favor,
And full of the blessing of Jehovah:
Possess the asea and the south.
Deut. 33 :24 33:24 And concerning Asher he said,
Blessed be Asher above the sons.
May he be the one favored of his brothers,
And the one dipping his foot in 1oil.
Deut. 33 :25 33:25 Your doorbolts shall be iron and copper;
And as your days are, so shall your strength be.
C. The concluding word vv. 26-29
Deut. 33 :26 33:26 There is no one like the God of aJeshurun,
Who brides through the heavens as your help
And in His majesty through the skies.
Deut. 33 :27 33:27 The God of old is your 1ahabitation,
And underneath are eternal arms.
And He drove out the enemy before you
And said, Destroy!
Deut. 33 :28 33:28 So Israel dwelt securely,
The fountain of Jacob in solitude,
On a land of grain and new wine;
And the heavens over him drop their dew.
Deut. 33 :29 33:29 Happy are you, O Israel; who is alike you?
A people bsaved by Jehovah,
The shield of your chelp
And He who is the sword of your majesty!
So your enemies shall come cringing to you,
And you shall tread upon their high places.
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